My dad and I are planning to purchase a tractor or some type with several purposes in mind. We are building a new house and he plans on using the bushhog attachment to keep the area(7 acres mowed). We also will use it to dig(foundation, trenches) so a backhoe would be nice to have. For me, I have started installing patio and retaining walls and plan to use it to get into grading(box blade) new residentials and also any other landscape projects I have to do. I'd like input on what you think are the best options, name brands, etc. We are in Hampton, VA so dealer servicing in our area is also important. I've seen some tractors with bushog, 45hp, front-loader, backhoe, and a trailer(dual axle) for around 15k. Never heard of the brand....so I'm curious what you professionals doing similar things use. Used would be okay but not old. We don't want to get something and have to upgrade b/c of lack of power but then again we also aren't planning on building highways. I'm thinking of a used Kubota with a front-end loader and purchasing a new riding mower for the mowing, which I could also use in my business. I have a 52" Toro as well to tackle the acreage. Sorry so long...any helpful info. would be greatly appreciated!